If you live in Watford, no win no fee* personal injury claims might seem like the simplest and certainly safest way to make a claim. However, that still means you’ll have to work out how to pay if you win. This article covers the difficult issue of how you’re going to pay for any personal injury claims you choose to make.
Making stress free claims in Watford
The idea of no win no fee* sounds simple.It is intended to help people who might struggle to afford legal fees without the compensation to cushion the blow and can help you to make stress free claims in Watford.
However, people are sometimes so dazzled by the prospect of no win no fee* that they forget to look any closer. That can be a mistake.
Until a couple of years ago claimants were in a good position. No win no fee* protected them in the event that they made a claim, which was unsuccessful. However, if they did win their case their lawyers could claim all their fees from the other side. However that has changed recently.
Most fees can still be recovered from the other side, but not all. These include:
Success fees: If a lawyer wins a case they are entitled to claim a success fee. This could have been recovered from the other side until a couple of years ago, but intense lobbying from the insurance companies, who were lumbered with the task of paying this, ensured a different outcome. Now you will have to pay these success fees if you win a case. A law firm could choose to waive success fees and just work on the basic fees they can recover from the other side, but this would then represent a considerable expense for them. The government is not entirely unfeeling in this respect. To cover for this they have increased the amount you can claim for an accident, which in theory should mean it all evens out.
Claims insurance: One way of paying for a compensation is to take out claims insurance. This covers you in the event that you lose your case, but you will not be able to recover your premium whether you win or not. So when you take out insurance you should always factor this into the cost.
How we work
At Accident Advice Helpline we will help you to obtain compensation skills and experience you need to make a case. We’ll always find the right people and do our best to make sure that you have the best chance of winning and being paid the full amount to which you should be entitled.
So if you’re hoping to make stress free claims in Watford, give our team a call on 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.